VIA today announced the VIA CN800 digital media IGP chipset, a highly integrated core logic solution that offers PCI Express and DDR2 memory support, as well as a host of rich digital media features including the VIA UniChrome™ Pro graphics IGP with hardware MPEG-2 playback and DuoView+™ for dual monitor output. Designed as the companion chipset for the world’s first carbon-free processor, the VIA C7-D processor, the VIA CN800 digital media IGP chipset blends rich integration with power efficiency to enable a new generation of corporate desktop solutions. The VIA CN800 digital media IGP chipset will be available this month in volume quantities. Pricing is available upon request

VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip
technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced the VIA CN800 digital
media IGP chipset, a highly integrated core logic solution that offers PCI
Express and DDR2 memory support, as well as a host of rich digital media
features including the VIA UniChrome™ Pro graphics IGP with hardware MPEG-2
playback and DuoView+™ for dual monitor output.

Designed as the companion chipset for the world’s first carbon-free processor,
the VIA C7-D processor, the VIA CN800 digital media IGP chipset blends rich
integration with power efficiency to enable a new generation of corporate
desktop solutions.

The VIA CN800 digital media IGP chipset boasts a comprehensive suite of
bandwidth efficient and rich digital media features including PCI Express
support, DDR/DDR2 memory support, the ultra-efficient VIA V4 bus, the VIA
UniChrome Pro IGP with Chromotion CE video display engine for smooth digital
media playback, DuoView+™ for multi-screen display, and support for LVDS/DVI
interfaces. When coupled with a DirectX 9.0 compatible PCI Express video
graphics card, such as the S3 Graphics Chrome S20 series graphics accelerators,
the platform enables OEM and system integrators to design corporate desktop
computers that are optimized for Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Premium edition.

"Increasingly, enterprise is demanding computing products that are both
environmentally friendly and deliver all the performance required for everyday
productivity," commented Chewei Lin, Vice President of Product Marketing, VIA
Technologies, Inc. "With its support of the high bandwidth PCI Express, DDR2 and
the ultra-efficient VIA V4 bus, corporate desktop computing products based on
the VIA CN800 will offer a smooth desktop user experience, as well as make
possible innovative, power-efficient, quiet and ultra-reliable designs."

When combined with the VIA VT8237R Plus South Bridge, the VIA CN800 offers an
unparalleled range of integrated storage, multimedia and connectivity options,
that includes native Parallel and Serial ATA, multiple configuration V-RAID,VIA
Vinyl Multi-channel Audio, eight USB2.0 ports and high-throughput Gigabit
Ethernet with the VIA Velocity controller.

Product Availability and Pricing
The VIA CN800 digital media IGP chipset will be available this month in volume
quantities. Pricing is available upon request